Comments on: Why the Democratic nomination race won’t be a Clinton coronation http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/13/why-the-campaign-for-the-democratic-nomination-wont-be-a-clinton-coronation/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ArribaJuarez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/13/why-the-campaign-for-the-democratic-nomination-wont-be-a-clinton-coronation/#comment-1085178 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:29:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42062#comment-1085178 There is no doubt but that Hillary will certainty secure the Democratic nomination. The only question is who will oppose her as the Republican nominee. Most blacks, hispanics, homosexuals, and women will vote for her for president, leaving only some old white men and a few Asians to vote for the Republican candidate. Consequently, she is also a certainty to be the next president of the United States.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/13/why-the-campaign-for-the-democratic-nomination-wont-be-a-clinton-coronation/#comment-1081956 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:04:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42062#comment-1081956 Webb is a republican. Bernie is a socialist. Hillary is an opportunists with corporatist leanings. The truth is that many people are tired of a government that only cares about corporations and is decreasing personal freedom and liberty. So, while Bernie is not the perfect candidate he is the only one who connects with the dissatisfaction of the people regarding having the government controlled by corporations.

Cassiopian: Capitalism is a myth. Liberty is a myth. Freedom is a myth. You need to break free from your mental bondage. We are heading back to the days of kings and serfs. Granted, most people choose to be in servitude to the masters rather than responsible for their own actions, but we should not have a government that assist weaklings in self enslavement.

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By: 54cermak http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/13/why-the-campaign-for-the-democratic-nomination-wont-be-a-clinton-coronation/#comment-1081873 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:01:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42062#comment-1081873 I think you’re undercutting Webb’s liberal credentials. He’s pro choice, supports same sex marriage and his message on criminal justice reform & economic fairness is squarely in the Democratic Party’s mainstream. On foreign policy he is less of a Scoop Jackson-type hawk and more of a military-realist. He understands the military and would be cautious in sending troops anywhere in harms way.

It seems that his unwillingness to play the identity politics game that continually undermines Democratic goals has gotten him tarred as a conservative, when in fact he presents a nuanced alternative that cuts through so much of the typical BS.

My biggest concern with him is his lack of more comprehensive strategy to address climate change & for that reason he’s my #2 pick behind Biden, but ahead of Hilary. Not buying Sanders snake oil.

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By: Cassiopian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/13/why-the-campaign-for-the-democratic-nomination-wont-be-a-clinton-coronation/#comment-1081653 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:41:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42062#comment-1081653 Only rural Vermont – which is relatively unique because of its small, homogenous population, relative isolation from the global economy, and its insulation from the problems confronting the rest of the country (illegal immigration, urban blight) would elect a Bernie Sanders as Senator; he simply would not be considered credible anywhere else, especially with his wish list of new entitlements (free college!), financing for which he doesn’t have a clue. And as a Democrat I find his constant railing against “corporate America” remarkably puerile and uninformed. Yes, we need Dodd-Frank and robust regulation of the financial industry. But Sanders exhibits general disdain for markets, capitalism, and international trade in general.

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